Ingredient Guides

Learn more about vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains!

Expand your table and your taste buds by introducing fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains to your diet. Not only are you adding colour and flavour to meal offerings, but you are also adding nutritional value! 

Below you will find useful information about some of the most common ingredients offered by the Ottawa Food Bank, and that are generally more accessible. Click on one of the ingredients below to learn about how to store and prepare these ingredients, as well as some of their health benefits. Each produce guide also includes a recipe that can be prepared using that ingredient.

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